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Now at 9:30am
Building to Serve Christ and Community
Facebook service time
Our next Sunday Service will be broadcast at 9:30am on Sunday September 25th on Facebook. The recording will be available following its conclusion. Click on the Facebook logo below to view online services.
God planted Trinity Lutheran Church (TLC) of Southwest Florida in the Gulf Cove area six years ago to shine the light and share the love of Christ in this community and outward to all the world. God has and is continuing to bless TLC immeasurably more than any of our founding members asked or even dared to imagine. Our ministries of worship, education, fellowship, outreach, and service to our neighbors have outgrown our current facilities and to better serve our God and neighbors we need more space. The vision of the congregation from the very beginning included plans for a larger church and fellowship space, which will allow us to expand the usage of our present facility better serve our needs and be a blessing to the community. Land sufficient in size to allow for this growth has already been purchased, paid for, and cleared.
Our Mission Statement at Trinity Lutheran Church of SW Florida has always been “The Lord Calls us to Serve With Fervent Love (TLCSWFL) as we go forth to make disciples of all nations.” The theme of our capital campaign is “Building to Serve Christ and Community”. As children of God in Christ Jesus our Lord, our call is to love God above all else and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Expressing that love requires service, to Christ, within our community of faith here at TLC, and outward into the community around us. We do that in worship; Word and Sacrament ministry, in fellowship, in growing in the grace and knowledge of God through Christian education, and in training up disciples who make disciples through our Gospel outreach. We also serve our neighbors through numerous community service efforts including Englewood Helping Hand, Charlotte Harbor Young Life, Charlotte County Center for Abuse and Rape Emergency (CARE), The Loveland Center and The Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC).
With continued growth in the community around bringing more and more people to our doorstep, many who do not know the love of God in Christ Jesus, a larger worship space and increased capacity for community events and service is a must. Our new church building will increase worship capacity from the current 140 to 300 at any one time. Nearly 1000 square feet of fellowship space just inside our front door, along with a warming kitchen will provide a warm Lutheran welcome (with coffee and treats) to all of our members, friends, guests and visitors every Sunday. The new facility also includes expanded office space, a meeting room, choir room, and sacristy, along with ample storage. Repurposing of our existing building will provide added room for our Sunday School and Bible classes, fellowship dinners, all of our service groups, and the opportunity to offer free meeting and event space for local community groups.
Fellowship with coffee and treats Between Sunday worship services
Men's breakfast takes place the first Wednesday of the month at the spinnaker cafe
Our "Regular" Schedule
In "Season" - We Have Two Worship Services Every Sunday
Divine Worship (October to April)
8:30 am & 10:30 am
Fellowship & Bible Study
9:45 am to 10:15am
Summer Schedule: May-September
One Worship Service at 9:30am
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study 10:45
Should you wish to contact
the church office:
Click on the Facebook Logo for Live
and Recorded Sunday Worship
Building For Our Future
Driving by the church you will notice construction activity on the property. We are in the "fill and grade" stage of building a new church building as our congregation is growing. Upon completion our new church will have a seating capacity of about 250, compared to the 140 in our current building. The "new church" will also contain the church offices, classrooms and fellowship space for coffee and treats on Sunday morning.
Our current church building will be repurposed to serve as a true "multipurpose" facility with upgrades to the kitchen along with an additional space being added to offer more seating for dinners and other large events. We also plan to make this space available for community and government meetings.
Christ Crucified For Our Sins
Jesus gave His church the mission of preaching repentance and forgiveness of sins in His name to all nations. (Luke 24:47).
Communicating is central to the work of the church, and in our modern era the internet can be a very powerful tool in enhancing our ability to communicate. We hope this website will be useful to you in sharing what we believe, how we go about communicating the message of God’s grace and forgiveness through Jesus Christ to our community, and how we can help each other grow in that knowledge and apply what we know to our lives here, and our hope for the future. We pray this website will serve as an invitation for you to join us in worship, fellowship and ministry.
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Mondays at 10:00am
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